Tim Millwood, vice president of Global Manufacturing at Cummins Inc., has been elected chairman of the Conexus Indiana Board of Directors. Conexus Indiana, a statewide organization dedicated to strengthening Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries, also announced Scott Brand, executive vice president of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, as vice chairman of the board.
Millwood began his career at Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins 30 years ago as an engineer in component machining and over the years has held engineering and purchasing positions in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil. Brand has been with Lafayette, Ind.-based Subaru of Indiana Automotive for more than 30 years and has served in various roles, including manufacturing, materials management, quality control and executive leadership. Conexus Indiana board members since 2018, both Millwood and Brand are long-time Conexus Indiana advocates whose companies have supported the organization since its early years.
In addition to new leadership, the Conexus Indiana Board of Directors elected three new board members: Mark DeFabis, CEO of Integrated Distribution Services Inc. (IDS); Winde Hamrick, chief operating officer of Heritage Environmental Services; and Paul Perkins, president and co-founder of Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Amatrol and president of DACW Worldwide.
“As an industry-led organization, we rely on exceptional talent from industry, education and the public-sector to help affirm Indiana as the center of innovation and digital transformation for advanced manufacturing and logistics,” said Conexus Indiana President and CEO Fred Cartwright. “In addition to having Tim and Scott lead our board of directors, representing two of Indiana’s leading global automotive manufacturers, we have expanded our board with logistics, education and environmental services experts – each of whom bring unique perspectives to our industries’ continued evolution into electrification and smart manufacturing.”
Prior to entering the logistics industry, DeFabis worked in the public sector, including time as administrator of Economic and Housing Development for the City of Indianapolis. DeFabis also chairs the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council, a position he has held since 2016. Hamrick has been with Heritage Environmental for three decades, having previously worked in engineering and production roles at Frito-Lay and HNTB, and Perkins has authored more than 20 books on industrial controls and automation, and designed and consulted on training systems and training programs for Fortune 500 firms and foreign governments.